SOURCE: Relational Solutions, Inc.

April 30, 2008 07:45 ET

Relational Solutions and Teradata Announce Partnership

EDW Powerhouse and POS Data Integration Leader Join Forces for Demand Signal Repository Solution

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Relational Solutions, a software and service company specializing in POS data integration, and Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the leader in enterprise data warehousing, announced today they have formed a partnership to provide an enterprise demand signal repository (DSR) solution to assist consumer goods companies in delivering the right inventory at the right time to retailers.

Consumer products, high-tech and life sciences companies are learning to use DSRs to discover previously unknown patterns in consumer demand, multi-channel inventory sell-through, promotion optimization and overall product profitability.

The Relational Solutions flagship product, POSmart, is the leading multi-retailer solution that automates the integration and harmonization of POS data with internal data. Version 5.5 includes a POS Manager to simplify and streamline the management of POS data. Users easily reorganize items into different categories, view statistics on issues such as rejected products, manage duplicates, back data out, edit attributes such as store and item information, etc. POSmart allows analysis of promotions, customer demographics, store cluster, sales trending, profit, revenue and more. POSmart's interface, BlueSky Portal, features dynamic reporting capabilities that allow information to be represented graphically and exported.

"Teradata combined with POSmart offers our customers a highly scalable demand signal repository. The combined solution integrates downstream retailer POS data and harmonizes it with internal ERP data and third-party syndicated data that can be leveraged across all business units," said Rob York, Relational Solution's president. "Our joint customers will gain high business value by eliminating store level stock-outs and optimizing inventory right down to the store shelf."

"The Teradata and Relational Solutions partnership provides our customers complete visibility to all relevant detailed information for making strategic and tactical business decisions regarding in-store inventory, product assortment and related issues," said Keith Henry, vice president for manufacturing global industry solutions for Teradata.

About Relational Solutions, Inc.

Based in Westlake, Ohio since 1996, RSI is a software and service company specializing in data integration and demand signal repositories for consumer goods companies. Our extensive background in data warehousing and business intelligence for consumer goods manufacturers makes us uniquely qualified at integrating POS with internal source. Our open architecture allows integration of point-of-sale data from retailers like Wal-Mart (Retail Link and EDI and EDI 852), CVS, Costco, Rite Aid, Target, The Home Depot, Lowes, Walgreens, Sears, Best Buy and Staples as well as distributors. Retailers include department, big box, food, drug and mass along with military and syndicated data. Our applications include POSmart, POS Data Manager, BlueSky Portal, Performance Books, POS Integrator and BlueSky Integration Studio (BIS).

About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence through data warehousing and enterprise analytics. Teradata is in more than 60 countries and on the Web at www.teradata.com.

Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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